In the past three years, iSea has carried out a series of actions with the main purpose of protecting these species both in the Mediterranean and in Greece. These actions include: iSea’s contribution to the creation of the “Mediterranean Angel Sharks: Regional Action Plan” but also to the “Mediterranean Angel Sharks: SubRegional Action Plan (SubRAP) GSAs 22/23 (Aegean Sea and Crete)”, the ongoing collection of data related to the occurrence of angel sharks, and the implementation of projects that aim to enhance the current knowledge on the species’ distribution and ecology in Greece as well as to improve the awareness of fishermen and the relevant legal framework.
As a follow-up to these efforts, Angel Shark Project: Greece is announced. This is an initiative led by iSea, Shark Trust, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which aims to investigate the importance of the Aegean for the three species of angel sharks and improve their protection in Greek waters. Angel Shark Project: Greece will operate in Greece as an umbrella for projects that will be implemented by different partners and funders.
Find the Press Release here
Find more about the Angel Shark Project: Greece here